Congratulations on your new Freestyle2 Blue!
This guide will help you get up and running on the Freestyle2 Blue. Because the FS2 Blue features a standard layout, adaption time is minimal. Incredible comfort and convenience and are right around the corner.
Wireless Bluetooth Models: KB800MB-BT | KB800PB-BT
What's in the Box
Freestyle2 Blue keyboard
Connect with 3 bluetooth-enabled devices and instantly switch between them
*Note: For best results, we recommend using the keyboard with PCs that have integrated Bluetooth. 3rd party Bluetooth dongles can be used, but the stability of the connection can suffer.
Built-In, Rechargeable Battery
The Freestyle2 Blue features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery which can last up to 6 months on a single charge. The battery will arrive with a partial charge, so we recommend charging the keyboard before use.
Gently fit the smaller, micro-USB end of the charging cable into the charging port on the keyboard and connect the other end of the cable to a USB port on a computer or USB hub. The green “PWR” led will flash to indicate the battery is charging. The green LED will chage to steady illumination (~3 hours) when the battery has been fully charged. WARNING: Do not use a 3rd cable or connect the keyboard to smart phone or tablet chargers.
Pairing the keyboard
The Freestyle2 Blue must be wirelessly paired with each device you plan to use. Each computer is slightly different so for detailed pairing instructions please consult the Quick Start Guide or watch a pairing video.
- Turn on the keyboard by sliding the on/off switch to the left.
- Press the “Connect” button on the underside of the keyboard
- Hold the “Fn” key and then tap one of the three channel keys to assign the device to one of the 3 channels.
- On your target computer, locate the Bluetooth connection screen and ask it to “Search for devices” or “Add a device”.
- When the computer identifies the Freestyle2 Blue (“KB800PB-BT” or “KB800MB-BT”), type the security code provided by the computer. Pairing may take up to a minute once the correct code has been transmitted.
*Note: The charging cable cannot send data to the PC so it is not a substitute for pairing the keyboard.
The optional pivot tether is designed to allow for adjustable splay of the key modules to keep wrists neutral, without separating the modules. To remove the pivot tether, slide the appropriate release button towards the outside of the keyboard and allow the pivot tether to detach from the keyboard. Experiment with various split and splay configurations to find what works best for your body
Installing Optional Accessories
For added wrist support and enhanced comfort, connect the detachable palm supports. Peel the backing off the adhesive pads and apply to the palm supports underneath your palms. Pads are designed to last 6-12 months and then be replaced.
Get to know your Freestyle2 Blue (Mac version shown)
Getting started with tenting
For best results, start at the lowest tenting height and work your way up until you find the sweet spot for your body
You're Ready to Type!
Familiarize yourself with the basic layout of the Freestyle2 Blue. Some keys have moved slightly but you’ll find that all the alphanumeric keys are exactly where you would expect to find them on a tenkeyless keyboard.
If you come to find that you are missing the numeric 10-key, considering pairing your Freestyle2 Blue with a matching keypad from Kinesis.
The Freestyle2 Blue is a dual-layer keyboard. Hold down the “Fn” key in the lower left corner of the keyboard to temporarily activate the “embedded” Fn Layer to access the the blue legended functions.
The Fn LED in the upper right corner of the keyboard will illuminate to indicate the Fn Layer is active.
Pairing with Mac Desktops, Tablets, & SmartPhones
Pairing with Android and Windows 7, 8 & 10 devices
Can I change the hotkeys?
No. The Freestyle keyboard is not programmable. If you are looking for a programmable split keyboard, checkout the new Freestyle Pro.
Do I need to install any software or drivers?
No. The Freestyle2 keyboard is recognized by the operating system as a standard USB device and thus loads the default keyboard driver on the operating system. The Freestyle2 keyboard is 100% plug & play on Windows and Mac.
Do I need to turn the keyboard off when I'm not using it?
No. The Freestyle2 Blue was specifically designed to only draw battery power during active typing.
How long does the battery last?
A full charge should exceed 300 hours of actual typing or at least six months of “normal use” (2 hours of active typing per day).
How do I replace the batteries?
The Freestyle2 Blue uses a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. Connect the micro-USB charging cable to the keyboard and then to your PC. A full charge will take 2-4 hours depending on your output of your PC.
Where is the USB dongle for my computer?
The Freestyle2 Blue is Bluetooth, not RF Wireless. The keyboard pairs directly with your bluetooth-enabled PC and does not require a dongle. If your PC is not equipped with bluetooth, you can purchase a 3rd party bluetooth dongle.
Can I use the charging cable for typing?
No, the charging cable is for charging only. It does not transmit key strokes it cannot be used in place of a Bluetooth connection.
How do I tell how much battery life I have remaining?
When you turn on the keyboard, the PWR/Battery LED briefly illuminates green to indicate battery status exceeds 1%. If you see the battery LED flashing red, you have a maximum of ~4 hours of typing time remaining, so charge the keyboard as soon as possible.